Cogra Moss is currently open although trees still block some trails. Please adhere to all safety signage and at this time stick to main tracks and do not walk under leaning or hanging trees.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Cogra Moss is open from dawn to dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Cogra Moss is located approximately five miles north east of Ennerdale Bridge.

Lamplugh, Copeland
Sat Nav Postcode: CA14 4SH
By Car

​​​​​​From the A5086 between Cockermouth and Egremont. At Lamplugh turn east and follow the signs for Ennerdale. Drive past the two caravan sites at Dockray Meadow and park in the small car park at the north end of the little village of Felldyke.

By Public Transport

Busses run from Cockermouth and Egremont and drop off at St Michaels Church in Lamplugh. From here the forest is around 1.5km south and east along minor roads to the entrance at Felldyke.

OS Grid Ref
NY100195

54.562713, -3.3918164

Parking and prices

There is a small roadside car park at Felldyke.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Explore the winding footpaths and beautiful views of Cogra Moss, near Ennerdale Bridge

Cogra Moss is a beautiful enclosed forest surrounding a reservoir which is now used by the Cockermouth Angling Association.

The walk up to the dam is along surfaced tracks. Beyond the dam a number of unsurfaced paths provide you with great access around the reservoir in a loop.

For the more adventurous, the walk up onto the top of Blake Fell is harder but provides fantastic views of the northern lake district fells, Scotland, the Solway Coast and Isle of Man.

At a glance

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Things to do

Extend your woodland adventure with an unforgettable stay at Cogra Moss.

The Bunkhouse is an ideal place to stay and is only 10 minutes walk from the reservoir.

Cogra Moss provides a great opportunity for you to fly fish for trout from the bank and natural islands.

There are a variety of lies, including gravel and stony beds, sand banks, shallow bays and deeper channels. Waders are recommended.

There is a well-established Brown Trout population and Rainbow Trout are stocked monthly throughout the season.

A permit is required for fishing on the reservoir.

Walking at Cogra Moss is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

The walk from Felldyke car park to the reservoir and back is a popular short walk.

Longer walks around the reservoir and up onto Blake Fell are more demanding and require good foot wear but nonetheless enjoyable.

Nearby forests

Ennerdale lake

Lying on the north western edge of the Lake District National Park, Ennerdale is home to some of England’s most vibrant natural environments and one of the longest running wild land restoration projects in the UK!

Rising abruptly out of the coastal plain of West Cumbria, Ennerdale is one of the most remote of Cumbrian valleys. There is a sense of tranquility, self-will and wildness, a feeling more of Scotland or Scandinavia.

View of Pillar from Blengdale Forest viewpoint

Discover a variety of outdoor experiences at Blengdale Forest, from a gentle walk up the valley of the River Bleng to a cycle ride around the forest roads. 

From the highest points, Blengdale offers wild views of Wasdale, Haycock and the West Cumbrian Coast.

For some light refreshment stop off in Gosforth and sample the delicious Gosforth Bakery's pies, famous throughout Cumbria.

Dodd Wood from Bassenthwaite Lake

Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.

You may also see red squirrels in the wood throughout the year.

Front of Whinlatter visitor centre and information point

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. 

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